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Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 6 hotels in Tsavo National Park West
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Ngulia Safari Lodge , built in 1969, is located in Tsavo West National Park which a home to a big host of wild animals. It can be accessed from Nairobi (260 km away), through Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250km away) through Tsavo River Gate. The Lodge is perched on the Ndawe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary surrounded by Scenic Hills. Ngulia Safari Lodge no doubt has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. Guests take guided expeditions to Mzima Springs ( a living Oasis inhabited with fish, crocodiles and hippos), Hippo Point ( inhabited with hippos and crocodiles), Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava flows, Kichwa Tembo and Roaring Rocks among others. The Lodge has 52 standard rooms, all with bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes. It has two restaurants: The main restaurant – built in an open-air style, has a view of floodlit water holes and the Leopard dinning tree. There is also the Leopard vie
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Mosquito net
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West Kenya
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Kilaguni Airport22 kmSee all flights
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Gracerose Gathoni wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We got to Ngulia Safari Lodge (NSL) in Tsavo West National Park through the Mtito Andei Gate. The lodge is about 50Km from the gate with better access routes. In fact, traveling in the park on route to the lodge is made easier by the signage generally located at the intersections of access routes. We got into the park at around 5 pm and thus we were blessed to observe numerous wild animals such the enormous elephants, giraffes, lesser kudus, dik-diks, and gazelles. Driving through the bumpy roads with the many zebras was a pleasant experience. The lodge is in a stunning site, not far from Mzima Springs, the park's most famous attraction (a spectacular ecosystem that is a home to hippos, fish, and crocs). You may go on a wonderful guided safari walk here, as well as experience the spring water gushing from the stones. Rhino Sanctuary, Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava Flows, and Kichwa Tembo are among the other attractions. From the rooms and the café, the lodge offers excellent views of animals (Elephants, Buffalos, and Leopards). This is the place to be if you truly want a wildlife encounter that includes elephants and a breathtaking view of a leopard while enjoying your dinner at the restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful. The buffet is well-stocked with high-quality food options. The rooms are standard but well-equipped. You will enjoy hot showers, but only at predetermined times; remember, this is a wilderness lodge. This is a lovely spot to spend time with family, friends, and relatives. The location will not disappoint wildlife enthusiasts! We will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Ngulia Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Grace Rose Gathoni, Wow! Thank you for taking time to write such an amazing review. Thank you leaving us a 4Star Rating. We are humbled and grateful. Thank you for choosing Ngulia Safari Lodge. We are truly honored for your recommendation and look forward to hosting you again. For any inquiries and/or bookings, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0794 671609 or email info@kenya-safari.co.ke Regards BM
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Chlodwig Hartmann wrote a review Apr 2021
Bautzen, Germany5 contributions2 helpful votes
If its Leopards you want to see then Ngulia is the place to go. The lodge puts out bait to attract them, and usually it works, unfortunately not when we were there, the Leopard never showed however this might have had something to do with the untimely arrival of a Spotted Hyena. However we did see 2 elusive leopards whilst there. Ngulia Lodge is a busy lodge as it is a stop over for those visiting Amboseli, This means its well warn in the nicest possible sense. The Rooms are comfortable, the Food is Good, the staff friendly and the views from the rooms spectacular.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Sales and Marketing Team, Marketing at Ngulia Safari Lodge
Responded 27 May 2021
Dear Hartmann607, Thank you very much for choosing the Ngulia Safari Lodge as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Tsavo West National Park and for taking the time to write such a thorough rave review of our property and service. We are truly honored and delighted to hear that you enjoyed the comfy of our rooms, spectacular views ,our meals and service from our staff. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience and we look forward to your next visit .^JG
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willgo79 wrote a review Jan 2021
Exeter, United Kingdom166 contributions150 helpful votes
There are two things I will remember about this hotel. Firstly, it did not have hot water at any point during our stay. Given the rates this place charges, I could hardly believe it! But that wasn't the worst thing. The room was full of bugs and the curtain-style mosquito net just meant that you were trapping the bugs in your sleeping area rather than keeping them out. We hardly slept as we were woken every 5 minutes with something buzzing in our ear. Despite only having 3 or 4 rooms occupied, the hotel prepared a mountain of buffet food, which I though was just about edible but my wife didn't and had 3 bowls of soup for dinner. A focus on quality rather than quantity would have been better.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from KSLHOTELS LTD, Marketing at Ngulia Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Wilgo, Thank you for taking your time to give this candid feedback about your recent stay with us. It is only through feedback, that we are able to improve our products and services making your next stay with us a lot more comfortable. We are sorry to hear that you found our services especially our meals and our hot water systems below your expectations . Your experience is certainly not representative of the high quality standards and principles that we stand for; the frustration and inconvenience caused to you is highly regrettable so kindly accept our most sincere apologies. Please do not hesitate to contact us ( We have sent our contacts to your email) for any further assistance that you may require. We hope that you can give us another opportunity to be of better service to you in not a distant future. Kind regards, Justus Gugwa
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CFEIII wrote a review Mar 2020
Austin, Texas4540 contributions630 helpful votes
This is in the head of Rhino Valley which is a bit bumpy to get to, but once you get here, it is nice. Good food, nice bar with a feeding station for a resident leopard and also a watering hole that brings in some animals. The rooms are a bit basic, but mine was clean and adequate. It had a mosquito net that covered both the queen sized bed and a single bed, all in one. Just for info, the leopard didn't come in the night I was there.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Justus Gugwa, Marketing at Ngulia Safari Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Dear CFEIII, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we truly appreciate your kind words about our location as well as our product and services. We are very delighted to hear that you loved the beautiful view of animals as well as meals and accommodation. It is with sympathy that we learn your misfortune of missing the leopard during your fateful night ,hopefully you will be lucky to spot one on your next visit. Once again, thank you for being our good ambassador again as we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards,
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Loes wrote a review Feb 2020
Arnhem, The Netherlands16 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at this lodge for two nights during our visit to Tsavo East. The park is amazing, the location of the lodge is fabulous (although the maintenance of the building is seriously lagging behind), the staff is friendly however we would NOT recommend you to stay at this lodge because they are feeding the leopard at night in their yard, which in our opinion is a NO GO. You are going to national park to visit/ search for the animals and this lodge is feeding the animals to just attract the tourist. This attraction does not help the animal, therefor we would strongly recommend to stay at another lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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USD 138 - USD 138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ngulia safari camp hotel tsavo national park west
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceTsavo National Park West
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ngulia Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ngulia Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ngulia Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ngulia Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ngulia Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.